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Optical Engineering

Departures From The Optical Bloch Equations
Author(s): A. A. Villaeys
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Paper Abstract

It is the aim of the present work to show some departures from the well-known optical Bloch equations usually obtained when the damping of a two-level system driven by a Glauber coherent mode of the radiation field is treated in the Markovian approximation. In particular, we show that for an arbitrary intensity we have a set of 4 n optical Bloch equations which can be reduced to the usual optical Bloch equations when the population of the mode becomes important. A criterion for the quasi-classical evolution can be deduced. Obviously, in both limits of an arbitrarily weak or strong excitation intensity the Mollow's results are obtained. In addition, we do not need here the introduction of a particular form like the plane wave used by Mollow for the corresponding classical field--as the problem is solved explicitly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(3) 223282 doi: 10.1117/12.7973106
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
A. A. Villaeys, Universite Louis Pasteur (France)


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